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Cori Zimmer, North Dakota

AddedThursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:36 AM

Graduate work in engineering from undergraduate biology major?
Hello, I just finished my BS in biology. I thought I wanted to go into wildlife biology, but now I want to get a master's in environmental engineering online. I had a good GPA (3.5) and two years of chemistry, a semester of physics, stats, but I did not take calculus or any higher math. I am studying abroad this semester and will take calculus and hopefully a hydrology course. I have been emailing universities, but my question is with my academic background, do I have a chance of getting admitted to a graduate school for this. Some colleges seem open to letting students take deficiency courses with graduate courses while others won't admit you with out them. I guess I just want to know if I have a chance before I take calculus in Spanish :) Thank you
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  • Answered Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Hi Cori,

    This will obviously depend on the schools that you apply to, but I think you will have a hard time without calculus.  I would contact the admissions department at the schools you are considering and ask about what courses you would absolutely need to handle their graduate program.